Model From Kazakhstan Receives Top Award From U.S. Social Media Firm

Kristina Menisova from Almaty has been named the Model of the Year at the U.S.’s National Social Media Awards, an event that honors the best online brands, influencers, models and artists.

The National Social Media Awards are held annually in major cities around the world, including Dubai, Los Angeles and London. Menisova took first place in the Best Model category.

The 29-year-old has already achieved success in the modeling business; for the last six years she has appeared at fashion shows for famous global brands. Her face has also graced the covers of magazines such as Vogue, Marie Claire and Elle. Kristina works with Chopard, Cartier, Michael Costello, Balmain, Roberto Cavalli and Yves Saint Laurent, among others.

The National Social Media Awards is her third major win; she has previously won the Model of the Year category for Glamour Bulgaria and FashionTV Russia’s Model of the Year 2023. In 2022 Kristina took home the title of Miss Universe World International.

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Askar Alimzhanov graduated from the journalism department of the Kazakh State University named after S. Kirov, then worked as a correspondent for the daily republican newspaper Leninskaya Smen. He then moved to the United States to be a reporter for the daily newspaper "Cape Cod Times" in Hayanis, Massachusetts, (USA) under the journalist exchange program between the Union of Journalists of the USSR and the New England Society of News Editors. Since then, he has helped build transparency and understanding of Central Asia region in various executive level positions at esteemed media organizations including "Akbar"(Alma-Ata) international center for journalism, the Khabar News agency, the Television and Radio Corporation "Kazakhstan" JSC, and MIR- Kazakhstan.

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